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'Daily Voting News' For September 26, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Two Senators have introduced a bill in the Senate that will reimburse counties for paper ballots if they are provided along with DRE voting machines in precincts. This bill was begun as an idea from a blogger and shows the power of the blog. / Diebold claims to have solved a design flaw that caused their e-poll book to crash constantly while being used in Maryland's primary. One has to wonder how that fix was made and put on the Maryland machines without ever going through federal certification testing. / Denver Colorado seems to have purchased second-hand Sequoia "card activators" from Chicago. They were used in the failed Chicago primary. The equipment then failed in Denver last month. Good plan and they saved a whole $10,000....

  • NAtional: Senators Propose Funds for Paper Ballots to Back Up Electronic Ones LINK

  • NAtional: House Committee To Hold Hearing On Verification, Security, and Paper Trails LINK

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  • NAtional: Senators Boxer and Dodd Introduce Emergency Paper Ballot Legislation In Senate LINK

  • AZ: Opinion - Resolve issues on hand counts of state ballots LINK

  • CA: San Mateo County - Delay in vote count forecast LINK

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  • CO: Editorial - Election ruling right on target LINK

  • CO: Officials urge Coloradans to vote by absentee ballot LINK

  • CO: Columnist - A surefire election forecast LINK

  • CO: Editorial - Trust in machines is hard to come by. A judge rules that the secretary of state's office botched the certification of Colorado's new voting machines, but he's right to allow their use LINK

  • CO: CNN's Lou Dobbs: 'No standards, no testing, relying on the manufacturers. It's just inconceivable.' LINK

  • CO: Denver - Voting equipment not new LINK

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  • CO: Denver - Glitches take toll. Election commission to mothball part of new voting system LINK

  • FL: Sarasota County - Paper ballot question for Sarasota appealed LINK

  • HI: Officials Say Ballots Security Not Breached LINK

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